is the Temecula Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride Company with the most
aviation experience in the Valley.
have 32 years employment experience with the Federal Aviation
Administration as an Aviation Safety Inspector. I investigated accidents,
and incidents, enforced the Federal Aviation Regulations, certified all
types of aviation operators including pilots, pilot examiners, flight
schools, airlines, air taxi operators, etc.
I have flown most hot air balloon
types manufactured. I
am type rated in the Douglas DC-10, Douglas DC-9/MD 80, Lockheed
L-1011, Rockwell Sabreliner N-265, and Sikorski SK-58 heavy helicopter. I am certified to fly
airplane single engine sea, airplane multi-engine land, helicopters,
gliders, and hot air balloons. I have accumulated 10,000
flight hours with a good safety record. Our Balloon fleet is
near new, and goes through a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Approved 292 point safety check every year. COME FLY WITH
D&D BALLOONING AND FEEL SAFE AND BE SAFER.
FIRST: All of our balloons endure a 200 point safety
inspection once a year. This inspection includes
such items as pull testing the fabric to test for tinsel strength of
the fabric, to testing the fuel system for leaks, inspecting all
seams, material, and all other items, to assure
every part meets the safety standards required by the Federal
Aviation Administration and the Hot air Balloon Manufacturer.
Temecula Valley Wine Country is
one of Southern California's best-kept secrets. Temecula
is home of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine
Festival and many other events. Just 90 miles southeast of
Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego.
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